We’re delighted to announce that we will be running no fewer than four fantastic events in 2019, exploring Europe, India, Asia and South America. With a tour and three competitive events visiting some of the world’s most spectacular locations, we really do have something for everyone, be they novices or seasoned competitors. As ever these are highly sociable adventures with relaxed schedules that allow plenty of time for sightseeing; we have also restricted the maximum number of cars that can take part, ensuring a friendly, intimate atmosphere, superb accommodation and first-class customer care, with full support from the vastly experienced Rally Round team.
In February we set out on the Maharajah Marathon, an exclusive and supremely luxurious tour of the royal palaces and stunning temples of Rajasthan, also visiting Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. This is a non-competitive event (open to cars of all ages) and the three-week itinerary is devoted to stress-free sightseeing and sensuous enjoyment as you enjoy princely hospitality and some of the world’s most iconic locations. In order to gain privileged access to special sites we must limit this event to 30 crews, so if you’d like to join us we recommend you contact us as soon as possible. For more details visit our Maharajah Marathon event page.
April sees us fly to Chengdu in China for the start of our seriously challenging Trans-Himalayan Adventure, an awesome drive across the mightiest mountain range on earth. Travelling via Tibet and Nepal to finish at Varanasi, India, this event is not for the faint-hearted – we’ll be camping at high altitude and tackling some extremely tough roads, visiting ancient ruins, the magical city of Lhasa and Everest Base Camp. Of the 25 places available, 23 were snapped up within a week and the two remaining places will be filled very soon. However, we will be running a reserve list so if you would like to be considered for any vacancies that arise, please contact the rally office. We’ll be publishing more details on the website shortly; Kim Bannister and Liz Wenman will be driving a full route recce in April and you’ll be able to read their report in May.
Come June we embark on a spectacular journey through Sweden, Finland and Norway on the Midnight Sun Rally. Limited to 35 cars, this luxury adventure runs from Gothenburg to Bergen via the Arctic Circle, Lapland and the North Cape, where the summer sun never sets. Route-finder Kim Bannister has sniffed out some truly amazing roads through, around and across the fjords, forests and mountains, and you’ll enjoy some of Scandinavia’s best hotels along the way. We’ve arranged a special shipping deal with CARS EUROPE to make your participation as easy as possible; you’ll find a detailed brochure on our Midnight Sun event page.
Flight of the Condor
At the end of the year we’re running the amazing Flight of the Condor rally in South America, exploring not only the Andes mountains but also the coasts, deserts and rainforests of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, with excursions to world-famous sites such as Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines. Early entries are already arriving at the rally office, so again we suggest you contact us promptly if you want to join this unforgettable adventure – you’ll find many more details on our Flight of the Condor event page.
2019 is going to be a memorable year! We hope you can join one of our thrilling adventures, and stand ready to answer any questions you might have. You’ll find an online enquiry button at the top of each event page and we welcome emails and calls to the Rally Round office. We look forward to hearing from you!